Himachal Pradesh will go to polls on 9th of next month in a single phase. Announcing the poll schedule in New Delhi last evening, Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said, the notification for the Assembly polls will be issued on 16th of this month and last date for nomination is 23rd October. Last day of withdrawal of candidature is 26th of this month. He said, counting of votes will take place on 18th December.
Mr Joti said, model code of conduct for the Himalayan state has come into force with immediate effect. 7,521 polling booths will be set up for voting in 68 assembly constituencies. The term of Himachal Pradesh Assembly is ending on 7th January next year.
Replying to media query, the Chief Election Commissioner said, the poll schedule for Gujarat Assembly will be announced later. He said, the schedule is not announced right now due to the existing rules on time limit for holding elections that is 46 days.
However he said, the election procedure in Gujarat will be completed by 18th December. Gujarat assembly is completing term on 22nd January.